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  • Why ‘trickle-down’ is bad news for renters Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 11:23 PM ET
    A house for rent in Corona Del Mar, California

    Renters in all price brackets are being handed rent increases, but those at the bottom-end of the housing market are getting hit hardest.

  • Nov 4- Expedia Inc on Wednesday said it agreed to buy vacation rental site HomeAway Inc for about $3.9 billion in cash and stock, in a move that could ramp up competition with apartment-sharing startup AirBnB. Expedia, the world's largest online travel services company by bookings, said it offered $10.15 in cash and 0.2065 per share of its own stock for each share...

  • Expedia to buy HomeAway for $3.9 bln in cash and stock Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 4:22 PM ET

    Nov 4- Online travel services company Expedia Inc said it agreed to buy HomeAway Inc, an online vacation rental marketplace operator, for about $3.9 billion in cash and stock.

  • Vatican inspectors suspect money laundering Wednesday, 4 Nov 2015 | 3:58 AM ET
    Saint Peter's Square in Vatican and aerial view of the city.

    Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See was used in the past for possible money laundering.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3- A measure to restrict short-term rentals in San Francisco failed at the polls on Tuesday, handing a victory to home and apartment rental companies like Airbnb, the target of the measure. But others said the result would help protect the middle class in San Francisco, who rely on the extra revenue to cope with rising rental prices.

  • *APSA was seen as more secretive than Vatican bank. VATICAN CITY, Nov 3- Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for possible money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters. APSA, a sort of general accounting office,...

  • *APSA was seen as more secretive than Vatican bank. VATICAN CITY, Nov 3- Vatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for possible money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters. APSA, a sort of general accounting office,...

  • U.S. pending homes sales decline in September Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 29- Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes fell unexpectedly in September, a warning sign that the housing market recovery may be stumbling. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday its Pending Home Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, dropped 2.3 percent to 106.8, the second lowest reading of 2015. The index was up...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. home resales rose more than expected in September to the second highest monthly sales pace since February 2007, suggesting the housing market continues to show strength compared to the rest of the economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Thursday existing home sales increased 4.7 percent to an annual rate of 5.55 million...

  • *Housing starts increase 6.5 percent in September. WASHINGTON, Oct 20- U.S. housing starts rose solidly in September on soaring demand for rental apartments, a sign that the housing market continues to steadily improve even as economic growth has slowed. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday groundbreaking increased 6.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted...

  • Demand for rental apartments buoys U.S. housing starts Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 20- U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in September on soaring demand for rental apartments, a sign that the housing market continues to steadily improve even as economic growth has slowed. Groundbreaking increased 6.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.21 million units, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

  • But complaints from a growing number of homeowners, lenders and realtors in California suggest the financing is making homes more difficult to sell and disrupting the mortgage market. More than 50,000 California households have signed up for Property Assessed Clean Energy financing since state legislators passed a law in 2008 allowing residents to...

  • Check out Hong Kong’s most prestigious properties Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    The Opus property in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s property market is famously expensive, but some properties stand out. These are Hong Kong’s most prestigious addresses.

  • Chinese property investors head to the Med Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Residential buildings and skyscrapers stand beyond a statue on the city skyline in Barcelona, Spain.

    Chinese investors have snapped up both commercial and residential real estate in the world's top cities. Now they are turning to the Mediterranean.

  • Renters, get out your checkbooks, hikes are coming Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:13 PM ET
    A for lease sign is posted in front of home in San Francisco.

    Property managers are raising rents by as much as 8% next year as demand rises and vacancies fall, a new survey found.

  • Renters, get ready to take it on the chin Tuesday, 22 Sep 2015 | 1:21 AM ET

    Think rents are getting unaffordable? It's about to get even worse, a new study has found.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in August, a cautionary sign for the U.S. housing market which has recently looked on stronger footing. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 4.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.31 million units. The decline in August might be due to rising prices shutting out...

  • U.S. existing home sales fall more than expected Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 21- U.S. home resales fell more than expected in August, a cautionary sign for the U.S. housing market which has recently looked on stronger footing. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 4.8 percent to an annual rate of 5.31 million units. The decline in August might be due to rising prices shutting out...

  • More than 15 apartment complexes have also opened in Williston in the past year, leading Schlumberger and others to sign long-term apartment rental agreements to house some employees, further negating need for hotel stays. So far this year, Williston's 2,108 hotel rooms have been, on average, 55 percent full, said Amy Krueger, executive director of the Williston...

  • Airbnb to start collecting taxes in Paris Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 3:23 PM ET

    Aug 25- Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb Inc said on Tuesday it would begin collecting and remitting tourist taxes from guests on behalf of rental apartments in Paris. Airbnb, whose most popular city is Paris with more than 50,000 listings, said it would collect 0.83 euro per person per night for reservations made in Paris on or after Oct. 1.